9. November 2022


With the money from the BAWAG Women’s Prize 2022, which Director Monika Langthaler was awarded, the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative will support two impressive projects concerning the climate crisis and cooking.

World Central Kitchen Extreme weather events occur more frequently due to the climate crisis. When a natural disaster hits a community, a nourishing meal is much more than a plate of food. It gives people hope and shows that someone cares. The SCI is therefore supporting “World Central Kitchen” in their effort to assist communities impacted by extreme weather events caused by the climate crisis.

Efficient and Healthy Cooking About 3 billion people in the world have no access to modern energy sources for cooking and heating their homes. This is also the case in Uganda. A large proportion of households in rural areas cook with firewood on traditional open cooking stoves. Sadly this is inefficient, drives deforestation and is also detrimental to the health of mostly women doing the cooking. We are therefore supporting the project “Efficient and Healthy Cooking” by the Caritas Masaka Diocesan Development Organization and HORIZONT3000. One new stove saves about 5t CO2 and 63 % firewood per year.